Yunnan Baiyao - White Powder From Yun Nan

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Yunnan Baiyao Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "yunnan baiyao" , 云南白药, which in english is "white powder from yun nan", is categorized within the "stop bleeding" functional grouping and within the "clear heat and stop bleeding" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Yun Nan Bai Yao, Yunnan Paiyao.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • A very important formula to stop bleeding (generally from any cause) in Chinese Medicine.  Can be used topically and orally and comes in two primary formats (capsules and powder vials).  It is used in households around the world for general traumas, but also in the Chinese military for gun shut wounds and other significant traumas to the body.  May be used in the right situations for gynecological issues such as menorrhagia, retention of the placenta, etc.
  • Used in humans and animals for bleeding from cancer and other internal tumors.
  • Generally speeds healing of trauma, can be supportive for those undergoing surgery.
  • Note that the powder vials often contain a red pill at the very top of the bottle - this is generally only used if you are going into shock or someone is in shock - the contents are an undisclosed Chinese military secret as yunnan baiyao is only made from one manufacturer in the world and is a state-sponsored formula.

Yunnan Baiyao has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Do not use if pregnant.
  • Generally should not be used long-term.

Our shop contains yunnan baiyao from the following manufacturers:

($18.00) Add To Cart View Yunnan Baiyao Capsules - Tiensproduct
($36.00) Add To Cart View Yunnan Baiyao Powder - Tiensproduct

For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Yunnan Baiyao is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewJin Qian Cao (Lysimachia, Whole Plant)

Promotes urination, important herb for stone lin syndromes (also helps for other lin types). Clears damp-heat in the liver and gallbladder - jaundice, red, swollen eyes. Reduces toxicity and swelli…

ViewSan Qi (Tian Qi) (Pseudoginseng Root)

Stops bleeding, transforms blood stasis - internal and external bleeding such as vomiting blood, nosebleed, blood in the urine or stool. Can stop bleeding without causing blood stasis. Traumatic in…

ViewShan Yao (Chinese Yam)

Tonify the spleen and stomach qi - diarrhea, fatigue, spontaneous sweating, lack of appetite. Tonify the lung qi and yin - chronic cough/wheezing. Strengthen the kidney yin and yang - not hot nor c…

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Yunnan Baiyao is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence blood stagnation.

Yunnan Baiyao may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: cancer, menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) and/or trauma

As noted above, yunnan baiyao is within the stop bleeding functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear heat and stop bleeding", which contains the following formulas:

ViewHuai Hua Wan (Sophora Flower Formula)

Hemorrhoids and/or anal fissures, bleeding from the anus (fresh blood in most cases). Ulcerative colitis. Rectal polyps. Rectal prolapse.

All formulas in the primary category of "stop bleeding" are listed below.

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